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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,534 3,971 34.7 33.2-36.2 7,563 65.3 63.8-66.8
-Alamance County 295 88 30.6 23.3-39.0 207 69.4 61.0-76.7
GENDER
Male 118 27 31.0 20.0-44.7 91 69.0 55.3-80.0
Female 177 61 30.2 21.6-40.4 116 69.8 59.6-78.4
RACE
White 240 75 31.1 23.1-40.5 165 68.9 59.5-76.9
Other 53 12 29.2 15.1-48.8 41 70.8 51.2-84.9
AGE
18-44 72 22 35.7 23.3-50.5 50 64.3 49.5-76.7
45+ 219 64 24.6 18.7-31.6 155 75.4 68.4-81.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 140 41 26.0 16.5-38.4 99 74.0 61.6-83.5
Some College + 155 47 34.8 24.6-46.6 108 65.2 53.4-75.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 158 43 30.8 20.8-43.0 115 69.2 57.0-79.2
$50,000+ 89 25 29.2 18.0-43.7 64 70.8 56.3-82.0

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*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2).
BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5,
Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 30.0

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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